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Alessandra Ferri: Art of the Pas de Deux

February 16, 2019
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Special Valentine’s Weekend Presentation! Illustrious ballerina Alessandra Ferri is joined by some of ballet’s leading stars to explore the timeless poetry and romantic intensity of dance in a mixed program celebrating the art of the pas de deux.

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March 9-17, 2019
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Celebrate the centenary of Leonard Bernstein with this new production of his funny, philosophical, quick paced take on Voltaire’s biting satire on the tragedy of human nature.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

March 15-17, 2019
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60th Anniversary Tour! Founded in 1958, this “Cultural Ambassador to the World” returns to the Detroit Opera House with their signature repertoire known for its inspiration and empowerment, including audience favorite Revelations.

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Hansel & Gretel

April 6 - 14, 2019
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MOT Premiere! The classic Brothers Grimm fairytale like you’ve never seen it before with award-winning puppetry by Basil Twist!

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Profiles from the Pit: Sally Heffelfinger Pituch – Oboist, English Horn

Meet Michigan Opera Theatre oboist and English horn player Sally Heffelfinger Pituch.

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Inside Candide: Voltaire’s Attack on Optimism

Beneath the shiny surface of Candide is a satire that challenges the concept of optimism and tests the limits of “looking on the bright side.”

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MOT awarded $4 Million for Education, Outreach, Facility

Michigan Opera Theatre Announces $4 Million Grant.

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Alessandra Ferri: A Prima Ballerina Assoluta Defined

While many are familiar with the term prima ballerina, when it comes to a prima ballerina assoluta, the title can be as rare as its recipients.

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